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Job postings

Job openings in the field of biological magnetic resonance

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2021-05-30:  Ph.D. studentships and postdocs – MPI for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany

(sent by: Monika Frömel,

The Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry is one of the largest institutes of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and conducts basic research to advance knowledge and benefit society. Innovative projects and interdisciplinary cooperation characterize research within the Max Planck Society.

The research group of Electron Paramagnetic Resonance (EPR) spectroscopy (Prof. Dr. Marina Bennati) invites applications for positions as

PhD and Postdocs (f/m/d)

The positions are funded by the ERC advanced grant Bio-enMR, which aims at establishing spectroscopic methods at the interface between EPR and NMR spectroscopy. Specifically, we develop electron nuclear double resonance and liquid-state dynamic nuclear polarization for the investigation of bio-macromolecules, for instance the interaction of enzymes with drugs. Work will include collaborative research at the national and international level.

Your Profile

  • Master/PhD or equivalent academic degree in Physics or Chemistry
  • background in magnetic resonance spectroscopy
  • experience in the field of either EPR or NMR (for a Postdoc position)

Additional Information

PhD students will have the opportunity to participate in one of several available PhD programs of the Göttingen graduate schools with four years funding, Postdoc positions are limited to two years with possibility of extensions. The positions are available from October 2021 but the starting date is flexible. Payment and benefits are based on the TVöD guidelines.

The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please submit your application including a short letter of motivation, CV, a list of publications, and email addresses of two referees preferably via e-mail as a single PDF file to

Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry
Electron Paramagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
Prof. Dr. Marina Bennati
Am Fassberg 11
37077 Göttingen


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2021-05-26:  Research-track faculty position – CUNY Advanced Science Research Center, New York, NY

(sent by: Kevin Gardner,

We’re looking for a new member of our team at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center to serve as the Facility Director of our Biomolecular NMR Facility.  From my perspective, this is an outstanding opportunity – scientifically, overseeing a modern NMR center established in 2015 with 600/700/800MHz NMR systems equipped with unique capabilities for pressure / photochemical / drug screening studies in a new interdisciplinary research center.  An additional 10 NMR systems from 500-900MHz are used for biomolecular NMR research next door at the adjacent New York Structural Biology Center and City College of New York, making this a very rich environment for this kind of work.  Opportunities are available and encouraged for independent research as well.  Logistically, this is a hard money research-track faculty position, providing additional benefits.  Interested parties should contact Kevin Gardner ( and/or check out the facility websiteClick here to apply for the position – note that you’ll need to create an account on the CUNY website to do so.


The Graduate Center, CUNY is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation’s largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000 square-foot facility in upper Manhattan, designed to promote collaboration among scientists in five areas of global research and innovation: structural biology, nanoscience, photonics, neuroscience, and environmental sciences.

The ASRC seeks a Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core Facility Manager, in the rank of a Research Assistant / Associate / Full Professor, depending on experience. This position will report to the Director of the Structural Biology Initiative.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operation and maintenance of 3 Bruker Advance III Biomolecular Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers along with associated probes, accessories, and infrastructure.
  • Oversee proper upkeep and maintenance of Quantum Technologies helium recovery system in collaboration with two other research staff.
  • Implement fully automated setups for advanced NMR spectroscopy, data acquisition, processing, and analysis with application in characterization of biomolecular structure, dynamics, and function.
  • Work with users to implement, or where relevant develop, new NMR experiments in different functionality, including high pressure/photochemical applications, NMR-based screening.
  • Participate, and where appropriate, lead workshops and teaching classes.
  • Work with administrative staff to invoice and bill academic and industry users for experimental time.
  • As interested, develop research programs independently or in conjunction with users, writing in-house or external grant applications to support this work.


Candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree, ideally complemented by postdoctoral or other post-degree training, with a strong knowledge of biomolecular solution NMR spectroscopy, good practical and technical understanding of NMR spectrometers. Experience with prior facility administration is strongly preferred, but not required. Experience with protein/ligand screening, small molecule characterization, and solid-state NMR are considered a plus. Excellent collaborative and communication skills are expected, given the requirement to work with a broad range of on-site and remote users, students, and support personnel.

Research-track faculty engage in, are responsible for, manage, and/or execute significant areas of research or scholarship. They may serve as principal or co-principal investigators on grants or contracts, manage postdoctoral fellows and their research projects or supervise graduate or undergraduate student research. Research track faculty hold full-time, non-tenure track positions. While they may participate in instructional programs, such as lectures or demonstrations, they are not assigned regular teaching duties.


CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Apply by going to the official CUNY Jobs listing for this position. If you are a new user, you must register to apply; if you already have a user ID, please use your existing ID to apply. Make sure to upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references (name, title, organization, phone number, and email). Please upload all documents in Word or PDF format.


Open until filled with review of applications to begin on June 14, 2021


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

2021-05-20:  Tenure-track faculty position – University of Minnesota, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics

(sent by: Ian Armitage,


Following a 26 year tenure in Structural Biology and Biophysics at the University of MN, I have recently retired! In the undisclosed list of recipients on this email, I am, therefore, very eager to bring to the attention of friends and colleagues the recent announcement below in the hopes that you will encourage qualified candidates to apply for these positions. Please feel free to share my contact information with any candidates who may wish to contact me for any further information. Existing information on our premier NMR facilities can be viewed on the following web site: NMR Home Page:

Job ad:


Tenure Track Positions in Structural Biology and Biophysics

LocationMinneapolis, Minnesota
SalaryCommensurate with experience
Posted May 14 2021
Position Type Full Time
Organization Type Academia

The University of Minnesota (UMN) invites applications for tenure-track faculty recruiting in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Biophysics within the University of Minnesota Medical School.  We seek applications in all areas of structural biology and biophysics including CryoEM, NMR, X-ray crystallography and spectroscopy.  Of particular interest are applications of structural biology relating to immunology and cancer biology.

Responsibilities: We seek dynamic individuals who will lead federally-funded research programs, contribute to medical, graduate and/or undergraduate education programs through instruction and research mentorship, and contribute to academic service on the campus and/or professionally.

Required Qualifications: An earned doctorate, MD or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications: A record of research in an area of biomedically-relevant biochemistry that complements departmental strengths.  Applications at the Assistant Professor level are encouraged, but candidates at a higher level will be considered if there is evidence of continuous extramural research funding, high impact publications and excellence in teaching and service expected of tenured faculty at a research-intensive university.  A record of successful post-doctoral research; ability to communicate effectively in a research and educational setting; and evidence of past research collaborations or a willingness to work in related research areas is anticipated. 

Application: Please send a full CV, a 2-page research overview, a 1-page teaching statement, and a diversity statement to Three letters of recommendation that consider both research and teaching potential should be sent directly from the referee to the Faculty Search Committee at

University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to creating and fostering a diverse academic environment.  We encourage  applications from individuals belonging to groups underrepresented in their respective fields, and others who would enrich and add unique perspectives to the University.